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It’s important to recognize when conservative treatments aren’t working and surgery is the best answer.
It can be difficult sometimes to know when it’s time to acknowledge that all the treatments you’ve been trying just aren’t enough to give you the relief or full results you need. Of course, our Torrance foot surgeons Dr. Eric Feit and Dr. Alona Kashanian are here to help you decide when surgery is right for you. Find out the most common types of foot surgeries and when it might be time to consult us about surgery.
This foot deformity causes one or more of the toes to become stiff and bent (the toe will look similar to a claw). While many patients can get relief and manage their symptom through more conservative treatment options, if you are still experiencing pain and are unable to flex or straighten out your toe then the only option may be to get foot surgery to correct the toe’s shape.
This bony growth that juts out from the joint at the base of the big toe can sometimes respond to more conservative care but if treatments aren’t targeting your symptoms, and severe and constant pain is making it difficult to move around and perform your day-to-day activities, then it might be time to consider getting bunion surgery.
Arthritis of the ankle
Osteoarthritis is usually to blame for ankle arthritis. If pain, swelling or a joint deformity has become severe enough then you may need to get foot surgery in Torrance to get rid of your pain. Common surgeries for ankle arthritis include ankle fusion, triple fusion, and ankle replacement.
Achilles tendon disorder
As we age, the Achilles tendon starts to wear away. As this happens people often experience pain and swelling. If these symptoms are severe enough or if the Achilles tendon ruptures, surgery may be the chosen method for treating your condition and getting the tendon to fully function again. During surgery, the damaged tissue is often removed and then our Torrance foot and ankle surgeon will focus on repairing and rebuilding the tendon.
Don’t let foot pain and discomfort keep you from the life you deserve. If you’ve been fighting symptoms for too long then it’s time you called Precision Foot and Ankle Centers in Torrance to schedule a surgical consultation.
Characterized by a large, unsightly bump on the side of the big toe joint, bunions signal an underlying deformity in the structure of the foot. Left untreated, bunions may become progressively worse, causing severe discomfort, difficulty walking, redness and swelling.
Treatment options vary with the severity of each bunion. Identifying the deformity early in its development is important in avoiding surgery. Common conservative treatments include rest, ice, padding, orthotics and footwear modifications. Many times a combination of these simple lifestyle changes and non-surgical approaches are enough to relieve the pain and stop the progression of the bunion, although these treatments won’t reverse the actual deformity.
When non-surgical treatments fail to relieve your pain or your bunion is interfering with normal, daily activities, Precision Foot and Ankle Centers may recommend a bunionectomy, which involves the surgical removal of a bunion to reduce pressure and repair the joint. There are a variety of surgical procedures available to treat bunions. The goal of surgery is to correct the deformity by realigning the toe by removing the bony bump and restoring normal, pain-free function.
When you should consider bunion surgery from your podiatrist:
- Nonsurgical, conservative treatment has failed to relieve your bunion pain
- Walking or performing normal, everyday tasks is difficult and painful
- The simple act of wearing shoes causes pain
- Your big toe joint is constantly swollen
Your age and health may also determine your candidacy for bunion surgery. Your podiatrist will work with you to determine the best treatment for your individual needs. The podiatric professionals at Precision Foot and Ankle Centers have received advanced training in the surgical removal of bunions, relieving the pain and helping patients return to the activities they enjoy.